At a very young age of 10, Stacey Remy Diana Mesquita sang for the first time on stage, for her cousins wedding and received a lot of appreciation for her voice. Due to her parent’s encouragement and backing she continued singing without sacrificing her studies. Her parents Luis and Candelaria Mesquita made sure they made nothing less for Stacey. Born in Bahrain, she now resides in Candolim.
After completing her schooling at St Theresa’s High School, Candolim, she graduated from St Xavier’s College, Mapusa. She still has plans of continuing further studies. She has been felicitated by many institutions for excelling in academics. Despite being engaged in extra-curricular activities Stacey has excelled in studies.
She has participated in many popular competitions and had many opportunities knocking at her door. Stacey got her first break in a tiatr of director and writer, Tomazinho Cardozo.
Being from Candolim, the director discovered the talent in her and gave her an opportunity to sing and act in the children’s tiatr competition. After that she performed for his other productions, at the Kala Academy Tiatr Competition in ‘Goa Going Gone’, ‘ Jivitacho Uzvadd’, ‘Nit Onit’ and ‘Mai Mhaka Ghara Vhor’.
She has also performed for Mathias Mascarenhas, consecutively for two years. Both ‘Omtea Kollxear Udok’ and ‘Dista Toxem Nasta’ secured the first place at the same tiatr competition.
This year Stacey was part of ‘Visvas Ghat’ directed by the same director. She has also been part of commercial tiatrs like ‘ATM’, ‘108’, ‘Go To Hell’ and ‘Salaam Tumkam’. Later, she acted in Jr Reagan’s lenten play, ‘Happy Easter’ and rendered a tribute to the late Antonette de Calangute in a tiatr by Menino de Bandar.
She has also lent her voice to four audio releases and could not take up a film offer due to her studies. Stacey is a crooner with the band ‘Smooth’. They perform at various events and venues around town. She sings for various musical shows, weddings, birthdays and is also part of the church choir. She was a member of her school football team. She loves to read, write and has received various awards and citations for her achievements. At present she is also trying her hand at the keyboard.
Stacey attributes her success to God and her parents.